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[foh-mee] /ˈfoʊ mi/
adjective, foamier, foamiest.
covered with or full of foam.
consisting of foam.
resembling foam.
pertaining to foam.
Origin of foamy
before 1000; Middle English fomy, Old English fāmig. See foam, -y1
Related forms
foamily, adverb
foaminess, noun Unabridged
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  • Hiram Yoast and foamy White, the blamed old fools, they orter told you!

    Stepsons of Light Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • Mix the soda with the milk—enough to make it foamy, but no more.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South Martha McCulloch Williams
  • Let stand until the beer works—the persimmon cakes will rise and stand in a foamy mass on top.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South Martha McCulloch Williams
  • To-day he smiles: to-morrow he will scold beneath his foamy beard.

    Our Children Anatole France
  • These will be light and foamy in the inside and delicious to the taste.

    Candy-Making at Home Mary M. Wright
  • It should be foamy and frothy, with a scent slightly like ammonia.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree
  • The dark cloud-mass heaved up, till a misty line of foamy, driving rain and hail showed over the flinty crags.

    Left on Labrador Charles Asbury Stephens
  • The maid slips off to the dairy and returns with a jug of rich and foamy cream.

    Faces in the Fire Frank W. Boreham
British Dictionary definitions for foamy


adjective foamier, foamiest
of, resembling, consisting of, or covered with foam
Derived Forms
foamily, adverb
foaminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for foamy

Old English faemig; see foam (n.) + -y (2). Related: Foaminess.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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